Use Government Purchasing to Encourage Efficiency
About the Problem
America's fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants are aging rapidly.
About the Policy
Efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use and decrease the need for new power generation capacity. Use the government’s purchasing power — which can shape entire markets — to promote energy efficiency while protecting the environment. This could be achieved by extending the current 2020 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans that each federal department and most agencies follow annually, through 2030 with revised greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption goals.
Polling data derived from three national surveys conducted by Cohen Research Group in February and March 2016. Each survey had a sample size of at least 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%
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